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Justice A K Sikri appointed NBSA Chairperson

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Former Justice has been appointed of the (NBSA). He will assume office on May 26 and succeed Justice who completes his term on May 25.

In a statement, (NBA) said Justice Sikri's experience in judiciary and an impeccable record as a would strengthen the NBSA.

Justice Sikri has delivered several verdicts in the area of human rights -- on transgenders (given the legal status of third gender) and euthanasia (passive euthanasia for patients in permanent vegetative state). Other key verdicts include compensation for people with disability, child trafficking, child labour, juvenile delinquents and others.

The NBSA is a self-regulatory body that implements the Code of Ethics and Broadcasting Standards and Guidelines for its member news broadcasters.

"It is an independent body, which is free from any interference from the NBA," Sharma said.



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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 23:22 IST